Former Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi may have put his dethronement in March this year, as the traditional head of the ancient Northern city behind him, as work has commenced in earnest, towards his contesting for the Presidential seat of the country in 2023.
ThePageNews gathered that his dethronement may not be unconnected with plans by the North to enable it present Sanusi as their favoured candidate for the Presidency, to succeed the incumbent who is also a Fulani like Sanusi.
According to our source, the North may have agreed to give him total support to succeed President Buhari, like they did the later in 2015.
The decision to consider Sanusi for the Aso Rock job, it was gathered, may not be unconnected with the notion that he won’t be a hard sell in the Southwest and the South South because of his background as a Western Educational who is also not alien to the South social environment.
In the permutations of his sponsors, he has many influential and financially strong friends in the West and South who will be able to mobilise support for him when the time comes to officially declare the Presidential ambition open.
Towards actualising this aim, The Page gathered that the former Emir may declare for a political party at a time that would be determined by his sponsors. A source mentioned however, that this may not be later than the first quarter of 2021.
Preparatory to the official declaration of his political status however, The Page News can confirm that a good number of social media platforms have been activated to mobilise support for the Presidential ambition of the former Central bank governor.
Some of these social media platforms are limited to the Telegram for now and are dominated in part, by northerners while others are available for the non Hausa speaking.
On these platforms, strategies are discussed daily on how to mobilise and ensure maximum support for what has been tagged the ” SLS Presidential Project ”
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from the Fulani Sullubawa clan, was born on 31 July 1961. He became the 14th Emir Of Kano as he ascended the throne on 8 June 2014, following the death of his grand uncle Ado Bayero. He was dethroned on 9 March 2020 by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
By: Femi Adepoju